2022 is the first year that CALA will be leading a group of volunteers to assist in this project. Interested volunteers will visit their lake (or a specific lake that you can access); once in June (to see if loon pairs are on territory), once in July (to see if chicks hatch), and once in August (to see if chicks survive long enough to fledge). The data collected from this monitoring will assist Birds Canada in determining the overall trends of the Loon population. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Please reference Loon Survey in the subject heading.
Birds Canada has been working to track the Common Loon population by monitoring chick hatch and survival rates since 1981. In a report published August 2021, Birds Canada confirmed that analysis of 40 years of data shows a distinct and disturbing decline in loon productivity in Canada.